Martin’s parent commpany announced Thursday it has removed Uncle Ben’s Whole Grain White Rice Garden Vegetable product from shelves because the product does not indicate it contains milk.
Here’s the news release from Giant/Martin’s stores:
Carlisle, PA – following notification from its supplier, Mars Food, GIANT Food Stores and MARTIN’S Food Markets has removed from sale Uncle Ben’s Whole Grain White Rice Garden Vegetable packages.
The product may contain milk, an undeclared allergen.
The following product is affected by this recall:• Uncle Ben’s Whole Grain White Rice Garden Vegetable, 4.7 oz., UPC 5480040778with best before date of 08/12 and code dates of 133BA4RP06 or 133BB4RP06
To date, GIANT/MARTIN’S has received no reports of illnesses associated with consumption of this product. this product is safe to consume for individuals who do not suffer from a milk allergy. Customers who have purchased the product should discard any unused portions or bring their purchase receipt to GIANT/MARTIN’S for a full refund.
Symptoms of food allergies typically appear from within a few minutes to two hours after a person has eaten the food to which he or she is allergic. Allergic reactions can include: hives; flushed skin or rash; tingling or itchy sensation in the mouth; face, tongue, or lip swelling; vomiting and/or diarrhea; abdominal cramps; coughing or wheezing; dizziness and/or lightheadedness; swelling of the throat and vocal cords; difficulty breathing; loss of consciousness.
Customers looking for additional information on the recall may call Uncle Ben’s consumer care line at 1-800-548-6253 or the GIANT/MARTIN’S Customer Service line at 1-888-814- 4268. For more information, consumers can visit our website at www.giantfoodstores.com or www.martinsfoods.com.
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